A natural approach to optimal dental health

August 23, 2019
Jo Donofrio
Volume 53, Issue 9

StellaLife® provides safe, effective alternatives for dental patients.

Consumer interest in natural products and homeopathic approaches to dental care is on the rise.

While many dental procedures require patients to take narcotic pain medications and steroids to aid in post-operative recovery, patients are now looking for safe, effective and natural alternatives to pain management and optimal healing.

“I see a variety of patients, mostly adults, in my periodontal surgical practice,” says Roxanne Lowenguth, DDS, MS, a periodontist who has been in practice in Rochester, N.Y., for approximately 30 years. “Many of them are naturalists who don’t want to take medications or use products containing chemicals.

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“We are sensitive to patients becoming more health conscious and increasingly aware of what they are putting into their bodies and the long-term impacts on their health. As technology has advanced and alternative techniques have become available, we have adjusted our focus to include healthier treatments and management options.”

StellaLife® VEGA® Oral Care products are all-natural and formulated as an adjunctive therapy for pre- and post-surgical treatment. These homeopathic solutions are clinically proven to accelerate healing and reduce pain, bruising and swelling and can significantly reduce the need for narcotic pain medications (opioids) and steroids.

Dr. Lowenguth has been using VEGA Oral Care products for more than a year, but admits she was skeptical at first. “I first heard about the StellaLife products in early 2017 but didn’t try them for almost a year. I was unsure of the product and not comfortable selling products in my office.” After receiving some sample kits from the company and giving them to her patients to try, she was sold. “Clinically, I saw more favorable healing at an earlier time point,” Dr. Lowenguth says. “A patient who returned in one week presented with what looked like three weeks of healing. Since using these products as an adjunct therapy, I have also been able to reduce my prescriptions for pain medication.”                                                                                  

The VEGA Oral Care Recovery Kit consists of three products: an antimicrobial rinse, sublingual/systemic spray and an award-winning topical gel. All are formulated with organic ingredients and are nonstaining, sugar-free, nontoxic and non-GMO. The products can be used after all dental surgical procedures, including bone and tissue grafting, extractions, implant placements, dental implants, osseous surgery, biopsies and other nonsurgical dental procedures.

The VEGA Oral Rinse is formulated to hydrate the oral cavity, promote healthy gums, and kill bacteria that causes tooth decay and periodontal disease. It supports healthy healing following oral surgery and periodontal treatment. It also can be used as part of a daily oral hygiene due to its antimicrobial properties and nonstaining property. 

 “My patients who have used prescription mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine don’t like that it stains their teeth, has an unpleasant taste and can alter their taste buds,” Dr. Lowenguth says. “With the StellaLife mouth rinse, I see a significant difference in patient acceptance. They like the taste, the way their mouth feels and the overall sense of healing. My perception is one of faster and better healing” 

The VEGA Oral Care Gel accelerates healing and reduces swelling after both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. It’s effective in the management of dry sockets, oral ulcers, mucositis, cold sores, dry mouth and sores associated with dentures.

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The VEGA Oral Care Spray, like the gel, is formulated to accelerate healing as well as reduce pain and swelling. The spray works systematically by spraying under the tongue, while the gel works topically.

Each product can be used separately or as the complete kit. “I don’t routinely just give a patient the whole kit,” Dr. Lowenguth says.” The severity of the case, the intensity of the inflammation, the extent of the healing and the overall health of the patient determine if I will recommend using one product or the whole kit.” 

All StellaLife products are manufactured in the United States, FDA registered and follow the Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) guidelines.

 “The human mouth has the propensity to heal,” Dr. Lowenguth concludes.“The end result is always going to be the same. By using the StellaLife products, the patient is going to feel better, heal faster and get to the end result sooner.” 

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